5 Mets pitchers combine for shutout of Twins

DJ Stewart had a late two-run double and five New York pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout as the Mets overcame 14 strikeouts by Minnesota starter Pablo Lopez to beat the Twins 2-0 on Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis.Brooks Raley (1-2) picked up the win after striking out two in the eighth inning for New York (65-77). Adam Ottavino allowed a leadoff double to Carlos Correa and a one-out walk but closed out the ninth for his ninth save.The Mets got a strong start from Tylor Megill, who allowed just two singles, one of them an infield chopper to Christian Vazquez, and four walks over five innings while striking out two.The game was scoreless entering the top of the ninth when Francisco Lindor led off with a bloop double to left against reliever Griffin Jax (6-9). Jeff McNeil was hit by a pitch, but Jax rebounded to strike out Pete Alonso. Stewart then lined a double into the gap in right-center to drive in both runners.Willi Castro had a triple and a single, and Edouard Julien walked three times for Minnesota (75-68) which saw its American League Central Division lead shrink to seven games over Cleveland, pending the outcome of the Guardians’ game against the Los Angeles Angels later Sunday.